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Acoustics Technician Apprenticeship

£17,500.00 annually
Closing date
3 Feb 2023

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Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
What will the apprentice be doing?

Whilst working with us, you will develop a wide range of key Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours (KSBs), giving you the tools to develop a career in this exciting area of applied science.

Among these you will learn the technical skills required to develop architectural acoustic design and environmental noise measurement and assessment alongside broader skills such as project management, communication and collaborating with other disciplines comprising a wide variety of skills and areas of expertise.

Acoustic consultancy is a genuinely varied career, with the role offering opportunities in:

· Measurement and assessment of sound, noise and vibration;

· Analysis of data for practical design purposes;

· Develop an understanding of sound and how it behaves in buildings and the environment;

· Produce reports to communicate analysis and recommendations to colleagues and clients;

· Gain mentorship and knowledge from more experience members of the team;

· Learn the operation, maintenance and data analysis associated with measurement equipment;

· Collaborate with a wide variety of professionals (architects, engineers, planners) in numerous industries.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

The apprentice will study towards the Level 4 Acoustic Technician Apprenticeship standard. The mode of study of the course is part-time, day release. The total duration of the course is 18 months. The taught part consists of one full day of contact per week over three semesters over two consecutive academic years.

Each academic semester has a total duration of 15 weeks. The second semester of year 2 is dedicated to support the apprentices to work towards their End Point Assessment.

Modules covered are:

Year 1

Engineering Mathematics

Construction Practice-B

Fundamentals of Acoustics

Acoustic Instrumentation

Year 2

Building and Environmental Acoustics

Subjective and Electro Acoustics

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Successful completion of the apprenticeship would lead to a position as an Assistant Acoustics Consultant within an established acoustic consultancy, with involvement in a wide range of projects from building acoustic design to environmental noise impact.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Creative, Interested in Sound


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 4-9) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths (Grade EEE) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Must include Maths (Grade MPP) Essential

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